Rolling Stone's Keith Richards says he "snorted father's ashes"
|Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards admitted to snorting his own father's ashes in an interview publicised on Tuesday.
"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father, I snorted my father," he told the New Musical Express (NME).
"He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow (cocaine). My dad wouldn't have cared, he didn't give a shit.
"It went down pretty well and I'm still alive."
Richards, whose father Bert died in 2002 at the age of 84, has been notorious for his drug use since the Stones became worldwide stars in the 1960s.
But he also directed an angry tirade at fellow drug-user Pete Doherty, the front man of British band Babyshambles currently dating supermodel Kate Moss, who he predicted could be killed by his love of narcotics.
"My advice for Pete Doherty is that he should shut the fuck up and leave her," he said.
'He's pushing his luck'
"I don't know the man, all I know is he's pushing his luck and there it is, but so is Kate, who I know very well.
"Kate wants to play with bad boys and she's done one, and then another one, and then another one. Badabing, badabing, badaboom. She'll live, the boys will die."
As well as co-writing hits such as Brown Sugar, Street Fighting Man and Miss You, Richards has become known in recent years as the inspiration for Johnny Depp's character Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.